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The Reconquista of the Mosque of Córdoba

Spain’s most famous mosque is at the center of a dispute between activists seeking to preserve its Muslim heritage, and the Catholic Church, which has claimed it as its own. The result could determine the future of Islam in Europe.

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The Twilight of the Spanish Monarchy

The House of Borbón’s credibility is in shreds. Can King Felipe restore shine to the throne and protect the monarchy from an onslaught of left-wing republicans?

Transitions

Is Spain About to Embrace Chavismo?

When the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez came into power in 1998, he saw in his movement an answer to capitalism and a solution to ...

Best Defense

Stuff I didn’t know: Popeye the Sailor Man’s role in the Spanish Civil War

During the Spanish Civil War, the anarchists adopted Popeye the Sailor Man as their mascot. He was sometimes depicted waving the red and black flag ...

Report

Spanish Energy Minister: ‘Spain Could Be the Solution’ for Europe’s Gas Woes

FP talked energy with Jose Manuel Soria, Spain's point man on everything from green subsidies to offshore drilling.

Feature

The Best Way to Lose

Did Vicente del Bosque plan the perfect defeat for Spain?

Argument

Post-Colonialism on the Pitch

When former colonies face off against their ex-oppressors.

Argument

The Curse of the Plastic Players

Every country wants a Brazilian on its team, but what if he scores against Brazil?

Dispatch

Spain’s Poisoned Chalice

The Spanish monarchy is in big trouble, and not even a young, handsome new king may be able to do anything about it.

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Off the Clock

Is a Spanish attempt to hold China accountable for abuses in Tibet the end of the global policeman?

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